Literacy

  • Linda HiebertFriday, September 7, 2018 - 10:46 

    On February 21st, celebrations of International Mother Language Day remind us that the human family speaks approximately 7,000 languages. What magnificent diversity - more than 7,000 words for “love,” “child,” “rain.” More than 7,000 ways for children to express their aspirations and experiences. 

    For educators, the lack of reading materials in too many of these 7,000 languages presents significant challenges to a child’s learning and a teacher’s ability to teach.

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  • Rémy HabouFriday, September 8, 2017 - 18:59 

    This is the eleventh blog post in a series of joint articles by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA). 

    There is a need to improve literacy to achieve the higher goal of better meeting the demand for education for children and adults. Training structures at all levels need to ensure there is always a built-in link between literacy/training and students' professional activities, including the different elements of their environment...

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  • Rémy HabouFriday, September 21, 2018 - 12:08 

    This is the 8th blog post in 2018 as part of the collaboration launched in 2017 between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

    September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference on October 26, 1966, to enable governments, civil society, and stakeholders to highlight improvements in global literacy rates and to discuss persistent obstacles to literacy in the world.

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  • Lily NyarikiMonday, April 23, 2018 - 15:08 

    April 23 was first proclaimed as World Book and Copyright Day by UNESCO in 1995 to pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading.

    This day was chosen because on this date in 1616 Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. Moreover, it is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors from all over the world.

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  • Aliou SowTuesday, June 20, 2017 - 10:11 

    This blog post is the fourth in a series of collaborative blogs between ADEA and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

    World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated every year on April 23, a symbolic date for world literature. This is the day in 1616 on which William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. Additionally, every year UNESCO and three international organizations from the book industry select a city to serve as the World Book Capital for a period of one year, effective April 23...

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  • Lily NyarikiTuesday, June 20, 2017 - 11:52 

    Early this year I was a participant at a UNESCO sponsored workshop dubbed – How do Libraries support National Literacy efforts? The event was organized by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and held at their offices in Hamburg Germany on 5-6 April 2016. Thanks to the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) through the Working Group on Books and learning Materials (WGBLM), I was given this auspicious opportunity to attend...

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  • Rémy HabouTuesday, July 18, 2017 - 13:38 

    La pertinence des actions d’alphabétisation transcende la simple maitrise des connaissances instrumentales. Elle peut mieux s’apprécier à travers son impact dans la vie des populations, en termes d’autonomisation, de production d'effets multiplicateurs sur le niveau d'amélioration des revenus des personnes alphabétisées, de leurs conditions d’existence et de travail, ou encore à partir de leurs contributions efficaces à la réalisation du développement durable, aux divers plans social, culturel et économique… de leur milieu...

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